Here, hopefully, you will find everything you need to know about making a booking and next steps, if there are any elements of your perfect day missing or you’re having an unconventional wedding then I’m always happy to accommodate.

Scroll down the page to see the “on the day” section to see how a normal day usually unfolds.

If you have any further questions then just drop me a line using the contact page or  head on over to Facebook to send me a message.

Everything You Need To Know

How do we make a booking?

First, you need to check Simon is available on your date and if I can cover your location. You can do this online by using the contact section of this site, you can also contact me via facebook if that’s a little easier. Just drop me a quick line with dates, ceremony and reception location and i’ll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm im free for the dates. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

Liverpool wedding photographer

Liverpool wedding photographer

Do you take traditional wedding photographs?

Yes, if you’d like me to. I like to blend traditional and documentary style shooting together. I find that mums, dads, nans and aunties like the traditional photographs more as this is one of the few occasions when family will all be in one spot.

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Can we meet before making a booking?

Absolutely no problem, we can chose a suitable location for a cup of tea and a chat, It works best if I can meet you at the venue, usually when your there to run through items with your wedding planner or venue staff. This way we can talk through any requirements and you can see if im the right guy to shoot your wedding. It also gives us an opportunity to talk about potential photo locations and any rainy day alternative plans.

How far will you travel?

There is no limit to how far I’ll travel.. though im based in the North West I will consider any location, even abroad. If I have to travel I’ll I do it as cheap as possible to minimise the cost to you. If its 50 miles outside of the North West it’s usually just petrol and a bed in the nearest travel inn if very far.

Do you shoot in black & white or colour?

I like to shoot in both. Some photos naturally look better in B&W and some look better in colour, and then there are those which look good in both – when this happens I will supply you with both types. This helps you to create your wedding album the way you want it.

Liverpool Manchester wedding photographer

Liverpool Merseyside and Manchester wedding photographer

I’m nervous about having my photo taken..

This is completely normal, it can be quite daunting to be photographed all day.
I am a very calm, mellow person who tends to blend into the scene rather than bring attention to myself and the camera. That, combined with my documentary style, will have you used to me within the first half hour of your getting-ready time. The only time you’ll really be aware of the cameras is during the family group shots and the creative portraits, and during this time I’ll will guide you through everything. You can just be yourselves, and I will take care of the rest.

Do you need to be at the rehearsal?

I would love to be there if its possible. It allows me to see how the wedding will unfold so I know where to be during the day. It also helps if I can chat to the person carrying out the ceremony. Some are really accommodating and will usher me in for the key shots.. others really don’t like photographers being near by which limits what sort of photos you can have. So its always great if I can butter them up before hand.

We are ready to make a booking, what now?

Fantastic, I require a deposit of £50 to secure the date and the full amount must be paid 4 weeks before the wedding starts, I will send over a contract form which you complete and send back to me. After it is all sorted and you can look forward to the big day.

What are your rates?

Prices start at £600 but I deal with each wedding on an individual basis which means I can add or remove options to meet your needs. See the prices & packaging section of this website for examples and contact if need any more details or want to discuss further.

On The Day

The Morning

I (or we) will arrive at your hotel or home at a time of your choosing to take photos of the bride and her preparations. One of us will the go to meet the groom and his grooms men to capture their preparations – these are the parts of the day the bride doesn’t get to see. We will then head over to the ceremony venue to capture your guests arriving and the general hustle and bustle.

Guests Arriving

This is one of the most fun and busiest parts of the day – your guests arriving. We try to capture those precious moments: family members who haven’t seen each other in years, the groom nervously waiting and your best friends laughing and joking. Its not just the bride who misses these moments they usually pass the groom by as he paces around the room with nervous excitement.

The Ceremony

We will capture every detail starting with the bride arriving & walking down the aisle. I love to snap the the grooms face as the bride enters and those nervous glances between you both. Its the small things that matter during this time and we will try to blend into the background so you don’t notice us at all.

Family Photos

Some people loves these and some people aren’t so keen. We always leave it in the hands of the couple to decide if you want the groups shots. We will have scouted a suitable location and with the help of the grooms men direct the appropriate family members to it. If the location allows it we also love to do a huge group shot of all the guests.

Alone Time Shots

Once all the congratulations have finished and everyone has had a few glasses of champagne we like to take the newly married couple away for some alone time photos. This is usually the first chance you will get to chat to each other all day so we give you a few minutes before we capture some intimate moments.

The Reception

The best part of the day – the food and speeches. Ours is a full day service if you need it, staying to cover the speeches, the first dance and and the party afterwards. This is when we usually get the most candid and funniest photos. These are the ones your guest love to leave comments on in Facebook.